I had a conversation with another fitness professional recently and we were discussing how “haters gonna hate” (although we were more eloquent than that).
When you make the decision to change your life and to become a healthier person, there will always be someone – that one person – who will do whatever he or she can to keep you down.
I can attest to this.
After I’d made some changes and began eating better and exercising, I lost weight very quickly and my overall health changed. Everyone was really supportive of me, my decisions, and my lifestyle. Except one person.
This person, for whatever reason, wanted to make me feel bad for feeling good. In fact, this individual even made a public comment that I looked sick and had “gone too far”.
Really? I gave my life a makeover and worked my butt off to get healthy. Before that was overweight, sedentary, and basically ate garbage. But suddenly, now I’d gone too far?
While you will always have tons of support while on your road to good health, you will also encounter a few people who jerks and will work to bring you down. Either they’ll throw out a hurtful comment or a snide remark, or will just talk shit about you behind your back. The truth is – and again, I’m calling a spade a spade – these few people are dissatisfied with their lives. They’re jealous that you look and feel so damn good, and that you have accomplished (read: earned!) so much, and they, for whatever reason, don’t want to put in the effort to do the same for themselves. So, in turn, they want to discourage you in hopes that they can bring you back down to their level. DON’T LET THEM.
And if you need to, shake ’em off.
Remember, as always, You’re Worth It!